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VIDEO: President Barack Obama Makes an Appearance at Sixth and Myrtle in Stillwater

“People look, they laugh, they smile, and they waive,” Pat Zanko said as she stood on Myrtle Hill Saturday, holding a life-size cutout of President Barack Obama. “People from Stillwater get why I’m here, on this particular corner.”

“People look, they laugh, they smile, and they waive,” Pat Zanko said as she stood on the corner of Sixth and Myrtle on Saturday, holding a life-size cutout of President Barack Obama.

“People from Stillwater get why I’m here on this particular corner.”

Of course we do. Sandwich boards lambasting Obama and his policies have been a regular fixture in the front yard of Ron Christoffersen’s home on Myrtle Hill for a few years now.

So what did you think?

Did you honk? Laugh? Smile? Stop for a photo? Flip the bird? Are you celebrating the 57th Presidential Inauguration? Talk about it in the comment section below, and upload your photos to this post.

Susan Dustin January 20, 2013 at 06:40 PM
Pat, this was great. Who knew this cut out would provide so much fun when Margo bought it 4 years ago? You had a great idea!!!
Valerie January 20, 2013 at 10:47 PM
In my opinion, the comments Mr. Christoffersen makes are just idiotic nonsense and often times downright hateful. His comments are not helpful, and I don't see why he thinks it's necessary to rant like that, but I defend and tolerate his right to free speech. I also support Pat's right to express her disapproval and I think she did it in a very (and rather fun) manner.
HMW January 21, 2013 at 03:50 PM
Ron has a right to his own opinions. He is a decent person. He and I (a confirmed liberal), used to ride share together many years ago. We had some interesting conversations. I usually just laugh at his sandwich boards. I think it is hysterical that Ms Zanko did this, and I"m sure Ron thought it was funny also. One thing I know Ron would agree with is that we all have our first amendment right to freedom of speech. Stillwater has always had an assortment of colorful characters, and Ron is one of them.....His political views differ from mine, but that is what makes life interesting, and it does not make him a "bad" person. And yes, if I had seen her out there, I would have honked and waved also...and if I had seen Ron out there I would have stopped to chat.
Shawn Hogendorf January 21, 2013 at 03:55 PM
Well said, HMW.
Susan January 21, 2013 at 04:10 PM
I agree. I don't mean to bash him, only point out that his messages are most often negative and one could almost say hateful...especially when he had the dunce hat (or something like that) on our president. As most here know, I am very grateful for free speech and take advantage of it a lot. As I am typing this, I am realizing that I too am often negative and will take my own comment here to heart. :-) I am very happy we have free speech and respect others right to the same!

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